What a way to wake up. It is impossible for me to NOT grab my camera and try to capture the dawn.
I have been working my way through the N. M. P. B. (No More Plastic Bags) E-Book by Kate Vanover. You might remember that I test knitted one of the bag patterns for her earlier this Fall.
I like the colors and look for the first bag, Kate gave me the yarn to use, but I didn't want to buy more yarn (STASH DOWN!) so I decided to see if I had anything that would work in all of the crochet thread in my stash. Last year a friend of a friend's mom stopped crocheting, and she was a huge doily maker. The friend dropped off a plastic blanket bag full of cotton crochet thread in mostly white, but some off white. I used some of it to make Christmas snowflakes this summer. But the giant bulk of it sits down in the cave. So I dug through the bag and found some size 3 Aunt Lydia Fashion Crochet Mercerized Cotton Thread in "Bridal White" which is a nice creamy color.
This crochet thread works perfectly for the bags. I've finished a second bag
I am on the third bag now. For this one I am trying the Easy Drawstring Brim, option 1, and Fisherman's Net for the body. This body pattern is super easy to memorize so this is a good project for me to bring to school to knit on my breaks.
Obviously, there will be more on this project in future posts.
shaping the planet with mercerized cotton.